ISLAMABAD: To enhance and promote the Pakistan-China youth friendship, a 100-member delegation of All China Youth Federation visited the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Monday. The federation’s Deputy Secretary General Wan Xuejun headed the delegation and was accompanied by Chinese embassy’s Cultural Counselor Zhang Yiung Pao.
The visit aimed to consolidate friendship, cultural and social values and understand the diversities of the two countries. The delegation comprised young Chinese businessmen, artists, teachers, researchers, media men, students and workers.
The visitors were greeted by Head of Chinese Department Dr Lei Weizhong, Head of Confucious Institute Dr Ge Le Sheng along with Chinese faculty members, students and other officials of the university. Students were holding Pakistani and Chinese flags and presented bouquets to the members of the delegation.
While speaking on the occasion, Xuejun said that the love and affection of Pakistani people and youth overwhelmed them and each member of the delegation will be an ambassador of this bond back to China.
Moreover, NUML Rector Maj Gen (retd) Masood Hassan told the delegation that a flourishing Chinese department in the main campus, other regional campuses of the university and Confucius Institute are proof that Pakistani people want cultural, social and economic ties with their neighbouring country. He further said that NUML regularly arranges tours to China for students and teachers which helps them understand the Chinese language and culture.
The members of the delegation also visited the Chinese department, Confucius Department and library and other different department of NUML where they were briefed about the functions of these departments by their respective heads.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2012.
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